To honor the fallen

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Honoring those who fought and died in the name of Freedom

 

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Thomas Lopez, 88 years old, served with the 65th Infantry, The Borinqueneers, awaits his turn to represent his unit’s wreath. He just recieved the Congressional Gold Medal this year.

A member of the US Navy band prepares to play Taps for the end of the ceremony.

A member of the US Navy band prepares to play Taps for the end of the ceremony. Photo by Jake Sigal

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Retired Brigadier General Thomas J. Principe, of the New York Army National Gaurd, introduces each unit representative as they go to stand by their wreaths. Photo by Jake Sigal

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Commander and Chaplain, Rabbi Melinda Zalma stands with Peter Galasinao, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Association President, as Taps is played in the background.

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Peter D. Galasinao, President of the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Memorial Association, giving the welcome speech for the ceremony held in Riverside Park. Photo by Jake Sigal

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Sandra Lee, television chef and author, has a momentary break after talking about her grandfather’s service in World War II. Photo by Jake Sigal

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Michael Fourte, Navy Commander, and Outreach Officer, standing at attention as Commander and Chaplain, Rabbi Melinda Zalma, walks by. Photo by Jake Sigal

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